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Level 1 (RQF) Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Accredited by the First Aid Awards, this half day course is an introductory 4-hour session to raise awareness of mental health within the workplace.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who has been nominated as a Mental Health First Aider. 

What will they learn?

It will provide learners with the basic knowledge and necessary skills to recognise the signs of a range of mental health issues. It will give delegates the confidence on how to start a conversation and when to advise a person to seek professional help. 

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by a healthcare professional.


  • The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over.
  • It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
  • Attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.

Course content

  • Understand what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health
  • How to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition
  • How to recognise and manage stress
  • How to recognise a range of mental health conditions


On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Mental Health First Aider certificate and is valid for three years from the date of achievement.


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  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Max candidates : 16
  • Price: £495.00 (plus VAT)
  • Fee information: Certification Fees/Books: £8.00 per candidate
  • Assessment: Written Assessment
  • Accredited by: First Aid Awards

Contact us on 0845 257 1489 or [email protected]